I was on vicodin everyday for 6 yrs. for fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis and now it doesnt help at all cause Im immuned to it so my doc just changed me to the lortab but isnt it basically the same thing just less tylenol in it? So far I havent felt a difference but only been on the lortab for 1 day now. Wich on is stronger???
15 Dec 2011
As far as the opioid ingredient, hydrocodone,they are exactly the same. The VicodinES just has more acetaminophen. You probably wont notice any difference. It sounds like you are developing tolerance from being on the drug for so many years. It may help to try to decrease the drug for a bit or to rotate to a different drug for a while if your Dr is amiable to that option. You might try Tramadol or oxycodone. It may also help if he would add a muscle relaxer like Flexeril, Baclofen, Zanaflex or Soma to your regimen (if you arent already on one) especially if he is not willing to change you over to a stronger drug.
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